Privacy Policy for Collectorz.com software and services

Your privacy is very important for BITZ & PIXELZ B.V. (“Collectorz.com”). Collectorz.com therefore respects and honors the privacy of all users of its Service. Collectorz.com will only process and use information about you in a secure manner and only for the purposes as described in this Privacy Policy. In processing your personal data Collectorz.com will act in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

That’s why we created this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 28, 2013.

This document gives a description of how Collectorz.com collects and processes your personal data. We therefore recommend that you read this Privacy Policy carefully. The words in this Privacy Policy written with a capital letter are defined in the Collectorz.com Terms of Use for Collectorz, which can be downloaded at http://www.collectorz.com/terms-of-use.pdf.

1. Collectorz.com

BITZ & PIXELZ is a private limited liability company established under the laws of the Netherlands, and is established at W.G. Plein 384 (1054 SG) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is registered at the Chamber of Commerce under number 34133448. BITZ & PIXELZ is also active under the name Collectorz.com.

The Service provided by Collectorz.com entails providing access to the Database through the use of the Software, by means of which you can access, collect, process and/or share Central Media Data and generate and/or upload User Generated Data. The Service is intended to enable you to catalog your collections of movies, books, music, comic books and video games. The Service also entails access to the cloud storage, through which you can synchronize your collections between devices and publish and share these with your friends online.

2. The information collected and processed by Collectorz.com

Order information
To purchase the Service you must make an order on one of the Collectorz.com websites. All provided information will be processed together with your IP-address (the unique number of your computer making it possible to recognize it), in order to fulfil the ordering process.

Account
To make use of all the functionalities of the Service, you must create an Account. When you create an Account, you are asked to enter your email address, a username, and a password. When subscribing to the paid version of the Service, you have to fill out information such as your full name, e-mail address and address. All provided information shall constitute your Account and will be processed together with your IP-address (the unique number of your computer making it possible to recognize it). Only your username will be shown on the Website. Other personal information can not be viewed by others.

You can always modify your Account(-settings) and profile within the Service. For instance, you can change your privacy settings, which includes settings on (i) whether your collection is visible for everyone; and (ii) whether personal collection details are visible for everyone. Also you can change how often you get notices on updates or receive other notifications. Please see section 9 of this Privacy Policy for the procedure.

Automatically generated information
Collectorz.com collects automatically generated information about your behavior during your use of the Service. This information consists for instance of your IP-address (the unique number of your computer making it possible to recognize it), resolution of the screen, operating system, last visits, times of visits, in order to recognize you, to customize your experience, to maintain and improve the Service and to serve advertisements.

3. Cookies

Like most websites, Collectorz.com uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer which allows the Service to recognize you as a User when you return to the Service using the same computer and browser. Cookies cannot damage your computer or the files stored on your computer.

Information is saved in the cookies (such as the settings of your computer and certain preferences) in order to make the process of your next visit to the Service faster, your use of the Service easier and in order to analyse your use of the Service to be able to improve it. The information in cookies does not include personal data, apart from your IP-address.

You can adjust your browser so that you don’t receive any cookies during your next visit of the Service. However, in that case you may not be able to use all parts or possibilities of the Service or you may not have access to (parts of) the Service. In order to know more about these functions you can consult the Help function of your browser.

If you do want to make use of cookies and you are using a public computer, please make sure that you log out after your session. Also keep your password strictly confidential in order to avoid others using your Account without your consent.

4. Purposes for which Collectorz.com will process personal data

Purposes
Collectorz.com will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide the Service to you;
  • To administer your Account with us;
  • For facilitating interaction and communication and to share information between you and (other Users of) the Service;
  • To send you service or promotional communications;
  • Inform you about relevant information and developments within the Service;
  • To analyze data within the Service with the purpose of improving and/or customizing the Website and our services to you and the other users of the Service;
  • To provide you with means to control whether or not your contact information is shared with (an)other User(s).

Use by Collectorz.com
Collectorz.com aims to keep you informed of any changes to its Services or the Website. Collectorz.com will also keep you informed of any actions or events organized by it. Collectorz.com will therefore use your personal data to send you notices and emails regarding these aspects. If you do not want to receive such notices and/or emails, you can unsubscribe by a special hyperlink included in every mailing. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails form Collectorz.com related to the proper functioning of your Account.

On the Service you can filter certain information in order to personalize the information you receive. You can for instance filter the (frequence of) information you receive from notifications, by e-mail, when you receive updates and who can see your profile. When using filtering options, Collectorz.com uses the information provided by you. Also, based on your Account, relevant information provided by other Users will be provided to you. This works the other way around as well: based on the Account of other Users, the information you provide, can be made available to them.

Collectorz.com uses automatically generated information for statistical purposes as well as for protection of the Service and/or Website. These details can be provided to third parties insofar as they cannot be traced back to you personally, therefore it does not include personal data.

5. Use by third parties

Collectorz.com can, without your consent, provide your details to third parties insofar as this is necessary for providing Services to you, such as providing your details to a payment services provider in order to process payments, to carry out your instructions, to provide specific services or information, or insofar as these details cannot be traced back to you personally.

In the event that (parts of) the Collectorz.com company are transferred to a third party, in the event that Collectorz.com merges with a third party, or in the event of a reorganization, your personal data may also be disclosed and/or transferred. Collectorz.com will inform you in the event this happens. Any third party to which we transfer or sell Collectorz.com’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

If you make personal data about yourself public via the Service, you should take into account that these data can be read and used by others. The data might also be placed on other websites by third parties. Please take care when providing personal data via the Service. If you make data available via the Service, your Username will be mentioned. Users may opt-out of this feature by editing their account and settings. However, Collectorz.com does not warrant how often third party search engines will update their cache.

Collectorz.com may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Service to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on the Website.

Collectorz.com can provide your personal data to third parties if it is legally obliged to do so, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, other requests by law enforcement personnel. Collectorz.com will disclose such information wherein it has a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceedings, subpoena, or other legal process or request to Collectorz.com brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

6. Transfer to countries outside the EU

To provide the Service, Collectorz.com makes use of the services of third parties which are established outside the European Union. To ensure the protection for your personal data, Collectorz.com only makes use of the services of third parties outside the European Union where the level of protection for personal data is adequate. For instance, the data of Collectorz.com is hosted in the United States, by a company which adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles: http://export.gov/safeharbor/eu/index.asp.

7. The scope of responsibility of Collectorz.com

The Service and/or website may contain hyperlinks which link to websites of third parties. Collectorz.com has no power over or influence on websites of third parties. Different privacy policies may apply to the use of websites of third parties. This Privacy Policy only relates to personal data which have been obtained via (your use of) the Service and its website. Collectorz.com does not accept any responsibility or liability for (the operation and/or contents of) websites of third parties.

Via the Service you can share information about yourself with others. You are responsible for the personal data that you make available via the Service and/or the Website. Collectorz.com does not accept any responsibility or liability in this regard.

8. Security

Collectorz.com will take suitable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.

All information on the Service and/or the website, including your personal data, is saved according to general safety rules in regard to digital data storage. Collectorz.com strives to guarantee the safety of your personal data. Data you supply are stored on servers with limited access. These servers are located in secured buildings. Payment data is always sent in encoded form.

It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messages and similar means of communication are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

9. Viewing and changing your data

You can always view, review, update, modify, delete, enhance or edit your personal information through your personal Account-page to make the necessary changes to your Account. In your personal Account, you can also choose what information you make available through your public profile and the settings to control the visibility and accessibility through the Service. On your personal profile page you can tell Collectorz.com to close your Account. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Collectorz.com may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database. User Generated Data you have submitted to complete Central Media Data is stored in the database, and will not be deleted after termination of your Account.

Collectorz.com does not monitor messages you receive from and send to other Users, nor messages about other Users. Please check the messages and how these messages are sent yourself.

If you want to know which data Collectorz.com has recorded about you or if you want to change data which you are not able to change through your Account, you can contact us here: http://www.collectorz.com/supportform.php.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Collectorz.com reserves the right to modify the content of this Privacy Policy. If these modifications significantly alter the way we process your personal data, we will notify you by means of a message on the Service, on the Website or via an email. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all personal data provided via the Service or the Website is subject to the most recent version of this Privacy Policy.

11. Applicable law and competent court

If any provision of this Privacy Policy is not enforceable or considered void due to overriding mandatory local law, then this overriding mandatory local law will apply.

All disputes resulting from or arising out of this Privacy Policy shall be dealt with in accordance with the Terms of Use.

12. Questions or remarks?

If you still have any questions about Collectorz.com’s privacy policy, please contact us via the website here: http://www.collectorz.com/supportform.php.